1. Put fiber and dye in crockpot, turn on.
2. Walk away and go watch some TV.
3. Forget about crockpot.
4. Remember when the smell of wet wool permeates the house.
5. Return to find boiling and felted fiber.
Having spent part of February wandering around northern India in a completely overwhelmed daze (the colors! the textures! the smells!), I spent part of the weekend trying to transfer some of that inspiration to fiber.
My first source of inspiration is the Hawa Mahal in Jaipur - a towering edifice of pink sandstone with cream accents, all silhouetted against a brilliant blue sky. Something like this.
I am very excited about my new logo, designed by my lovely knitting and spinning compatriot SpiffyJenny. We talked about a logo for the first time waaay back in December, but with the craziness of the holidays and various and sundry other things, we didn't finalize anything until last week. Today she emailed me the final images, and I am thrilled.
Sadly, I have spent much of the period of time since Christmas sick or recovering from being sick, including being on antibiotics for the first time in about seven years. But over the last week the energy has come back, and I've got some new pretties in the works.
This time around the inspiration is (in no particular order) George R. R. Martin, woodland amphibians, and nanometer size particles. We'll see which ones actually make it into the shop over the next few days.
I'm hoping to have everything dyed and photographed and packaged by 1st February, so check back in that day to see if the update has gone live. Til then, happy spinning!